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James John Drury
Born (1835-08-15)August 15, 1835
Limerick, Ireland
Died December 25, 1919(1919-12-25) (aged 84)
Lovilia, Iowa
Lovilia Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Vermont Company C, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

James John Drury (August 15, 1835 – December 25, 1919) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Drury received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road in Virginia on June 23, 1864. He was honored with the award on January 18, 1893.


Drury was born in Limerick, Ireland on August 15, 1835. He joined the 4th Vermont Infantry in August 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865. He died on December 25, 1919 and his remains are interred at the Lovilia Cemetery in Lovilia, Iowa.

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